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Brewed by Meteor
Style: Premium Lager
Hochfelden, France
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Warm and festive ! This beer is full of magic and cheer, with a creamy head and delightful fragrances. Its amber/golden colour gives a hint of the citrus and spice aromas on the palate.  This beer is highly recommended with meals and for festive occasions. Round, smooth and hearty, the Bière de Noël de Meteor reminds us of the unforgettable tastes of Christmas with every mouthful.” Chaleureuse et festive Cette bière empreinte de magie et de fête offre une mousse onctueuse et des effluves parfumées. Sa robe d’ambre et de lumière dévoile en bouche des arômes d’agrumes et d’épices, particulièrement recommandés pour les repas et dégustations de fête. Ronde, moelleuse et gourmande, la Bière de Noël de Meteor rappelle dans toutes ses saveurs le goût des Noëls inoubliables.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gunnar (7599) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2009
Bottle @ Cardinal. Pours golden with a very thin head. Weak malty aroma. Taste is light sweet, malt,berries. Dries up at the end. Strange christmas brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2011
On tap at the Draft House, Tower Bridge on 8 February 2011 (as Meteor Biere d’Hiver). Orange in colour. Sweetish and quite fruity. Not much hop character in evidence. That’s about it really. Difficult to place style-wise - at least it’s not listed as a Biere De Garde. Overall, pleasant enough but not hugely interesting.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle@Ulfborg. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, sugar ,some red apples and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and somewhat malty with some sugar, malt and fruitiness. medium body, average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7157) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2008
Medium offwhite head. Copper body with light carbonation. Fruity, lemony aroma with notes of lime. Sweetish fruity lemony taste, again with a kind of lime background. Clean, medium mouthfeel. Dry malty caramelly aftertaste dominated by the same lemon/lime character. Not terribly complex, and extremely unusual, but quite OK. This is really the beer Corona should have been. What the association with Christmas could possibly be I really couldn’t say. (0.65l bottle from the wine monopoly.)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogivlado (7064) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 13, 2008
Bottled(250ml). -Dark golden coloured, medium sized lasting white head, malty caramel nose. The taste is also very malty, light fruity and caramel with notes of spices and few alcohol hints. Boring Noël.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6626) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2007
Dark gold, a bit yeasty. Lots of Christmas spiciness. Cinnamon, almonds, over a fine body. A little citrus, too. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sigmund (6382) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2007
650 ml green glass bottle, entirely covered in very "christmasy" plastic foil. Courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Also available in Norway at Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget. ABV is 5.8%. Clear and deep golden colour, large and lasting head. Fruity and spicy aroma with notes of farm kitchen, quite nice. The flavour has some of the "spritziness" of other bières-de-garde, but is sweeter, with caramel. Artificial "aroma" (whatever that may be) has been added, hmmm ... That is probably what I get some candy / pear drops notes from. Moderate hops in the finish. Not your typical Christmas beer, but drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6219) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. Deep, dark golden beer with a prototypical lager head. Drinks with a rich, clean, malty goodness. There’s a hint of some viscous alcohol, but not that much. Thicker and "gooder" than your standard lagers, but built on that baseline. (#5359, 12/11/2013)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Finn (6116) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle 0,65l. Golden colored. A shortlived creamy head. Aroma of berries. The flavor is dominated by sweet fruit and berries. Sourish bitter finish. No Christmas feeling at all. Label design better than the content.KI=4

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Idiosynkrasie (6066) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2012
650ml bottle. Clear copper with yellowish off-white head. Grainy aroma, hay and straw, minimal alcohol note. Taste is sweet caramel, fizzy grainy and slightly alcoholic finish. Nothing special.


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